Re: Accurail 36 foot boxcars

Earl Tuson

Andy Carlson, perhaps annoyed with the responses, challenges:

> All great suggestions! How about simply posting one photo of the prototype for the 36' Accurail wood end box car? That way we can all become enlightened. I am sure that there must be many RRs whom riveted their wood sides to the corners.

Many on this list understand that Accurail is the sort of company that will make just the sort of tooling decision as was made at the box car model's corner and as was pointed out by Andy's "correspondent."  They cast on grab irons, too.

Pointing out the spurious rivets on the side of the wood-ended car is a statement that should be, can be, and was made here without any negative response.

But, Andy, your anonymous "correspondent" also made a strongly worded false claim regarding the end sill and worded that false claim in such a manner as to foreseeably harm a company's sales.  "Wood end version: avoid."  Factual freight car information was shared to rebut that erroneous claim: the end sill as modeled reflects that of the prototype quite reasonably, when viewing the images provided by the manufacturer.

Isn't that a useful purpose of this list, Andy, correcting falsehoods?  We can always ask the Sheriff...

Earl Tuson

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